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Puccini's opera masterpiece comes to Chattanooga
The eighth season of the New York Metropolitan Opera’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series The Met: Live in HD returns to the big screen here in Chattanooga (well, technically in East Ridge). The broadcast of Puccini’s La Bohème will be presented live one day only on Saturday.
Puccini’s moving story of young love is the most performed opera in Met history—and with good reason. Anita Hartig stars as the frail Mimì in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with Vittorio Grigolo as her passionate lover, Rodolfo.
The four-act opera is based on Henri Murger's novel, Scènes de la vie de bohème, a collection of vignettes portraying young bohemians living in the Latin Quarter of Paris in the 1840s, which lent itself well to Puccini's desire to present a "slice of life" of the era.
If you're an opera lover, this is one of the "can't miss" events. If you've never seen opera, then treat yourself to the most popular opera of all time.
“La Boheme”: Met Opera 2014
Saturday, April 5, 12:55 p.m.
East Ridge 18
5080 S. Terr., East Ridge.